SkyWest, Inc. reports combined traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

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ST. GEORGE, UT – SkyWest, Inc today reported 169,513 block hours in July 2016, compared to 183,039 block hours in July 2015, a decrease of 13,526 or 7.4%. The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest’s fleet transition plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet by adding new E175 aircraft, while reducing its 50-seat jets.

The year-over-year net change was primarily driven by approximately 6,700 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 20,200 block hours from its other aircraft types.
In July 2016, SkyWest’s dual class aircraft represented approximately 43% of SkyWest’s total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 38% for the month of July 2015.


SkyWest reported 1,149,722 block hours for year-to-date July 2016, compared to 1,231,186 block hours year-to-date July 2015, a decrease of 81,464, or 6.6%. This net change was primarily driven by approximately 53,000 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 134,500 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 101,935 departures in July 2016 compared to 109,016 in July 2015, a decrease of 7,081, or 6.5%. SkyWest generated 2.99 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for July 2016, compared to 3.21 billion ASMs for July 2015, or a 6.9% decrease. Additional flight statistics for July, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. JULY FLIGHT STATISTICS

Block Hour Summary:

Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
By Fleet: July 2016 July 2015 % Change July 2016 July 2015 % Change

E175 19,032 12,314 54.6 112,644 59,647 88.9
CRJ900 17,662 18,537 (4.7) 121,198 122,421 (1.0)
CRJ700 35,873 39,143 (8.4) 251,705 259,477 (3.0)
Dual class fleet 72,567 69,994 3.7 485,547 441,545 10.0

CRJ200 55,261 58,475 (5.5) 372,290 395,759 (5.9)
ERJ135/145 41,685 54,570 (23.6) 291,885 381,558 (23.5)
EMB-120 – – – – 12,324 (100.0)
Single class fleet 96,946 113,045 (14.2) 664,175 789,641 (15.9)

Total Block Hours 169,513 183,039 (7.4) 1,149,722 1,231,186 (6.6)

Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
By Airline: July 2016 July 2015 % Change July 2016 July 2015 % Change

SkyWest Airlines 98,042 95,781 2.4 651,201 621,448 4.8
ExpressJet Airlines 71,471 87,258 (18.1) 498,521 609,738 (18.2)

Total Block Hours 169,513 183,039 (7.4) 1,149,722 1,231,186 (6.6)

Other Flight Statistics:
Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
July 2016 July 2015 % Change July 2016 July 2015 % Change
Departures 101,935 109,016 (6.5) 684,864 727,701 (5.9)
Available Seat Miles 2,988,902,626 3,210,506,489 (6.9) 20,210,019,185 21,079,204,233 (4.1)
Revenue Passenger Miles 2,532,718,823 2,733,451,136 (7.3) 16,504,066,508 17,419,704,619 (5.3)
Passengers 4,886,522 5,182,756 (5.7) 31,470,473 33,039,049 (4.7)
Load Factor 84.7 85.1 (0.4) pts 81.7 82.6 (0.9) pts